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May 29, 2012, 04:01:33 AM
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So, when I was away for vacation my miner's power supply just up-and-died.
When I got home, I check to make sure it wasn't anything else and it was all good.

How would I be able to tell if it's dead or just something minor is wrong?

--The back of the adapter--
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Replacement AC Adapter
Model: ST-C-120-12001000CT
Input: 100-240V-2.5A 50/60Hz
Output: 12V |: 10A
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I'm probably going to head to my local nerd-shack to buy a new one, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't something that maybe I did?

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May 29, 2012, 05:35:47 AM
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I would first contact BFL and ask them for a suggestion of what to purchase.   You don't want a 600 dollar investment going down the drain in consequence of purchasing the wrong and or cheap PSU.



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May 29, 2012, 05:37:34 AM
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My first reaction was to head out and buy the same thing (if it's sold).

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May 29, 2012, 07:40:18 AM
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So, when I was away for vacation my miner's power supply just up-and-died.
When I got home, I check to make sure it wasn't anything else and it was all good.

How would I be able to tell if it's dead or just something minor is wrong?

--The back of the adapter--
---------------------------
Replacement AC Adapter
Model: ST-C-120-12001000CT
Input: 100-240V-2.5A 50/60Hz
Output: 12V |: 10A
---------------------------

I'm probably going to head to my local nerd-shack to buy a new one, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't something that maybe I did?

If possible, you can use a cheap computer PSU (Yellow Wires goes to the core of the jack, black wire goes to the
surroundnig metal). This PSU can be used to power many singles, so the cost per single will not be significant.
Other than that, you can simply purchase another PSU which outputs 12V and has support for minimum 8A. It must
be a high-quality PSU to avoid any future problems (our maximum voltage rating is 16V, if it goes beyond that then
the capacitors on-board may die).


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May 29, 2012, 07:50:31 AM
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So, when I was away for vacation my miner's power supply just up-and-died.
When I got home, I check to make sure it wasn't anything else and it was all good.

How would I be able to tell if it's dead or just something minor is wrong?

--The back of the adapter--
---------------------------
Replacement AC Adapter
Model: ST-C-120-12001000CT
Input: 100-240V-2.5A 50/60Hz
Output: 12V |: 10A
---------------------------

I'm probably going to head to my local nerd-shack to buy a new one, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't something that maybe I did?

If possible, you can use a cheap computer PSU (Yellow Wires goes to the core of the jack, black wire goes to the
surroundnig metal). This PSU can be used to power many singles, so the cost per single will not be significant.
Other than that, you can simply purchase another PSU which outputs 12V and has support for minimum 8A. It must
be a high-quality PSU to avoid any future problems (our maximum voltage rating is 16V, if it goes beyond that then
the capacitors on-board may die).


Regards,
BF Labs Inc.
Thanks for the input.
I'm going to head to the store when I wake up and see what I can find.
I'll post back once I get something together.

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May 29, 2012, 08:14:01 AM
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So the power supply provided by BFL aren't covered by the warranty?

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May 29, 2012, 08:33:40 AM
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So the power supply provided by BFL aren't covered by the warranty?
I think it was optional because of cost-to-ship.
Anyways, personally I don't mind. As long as it didn't effect the actual miner, it's all good.

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May 29, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
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Cablez makes excellent quality PCI-e power adapters for BFL singles:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74397.0
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May 29, 2012, 04:27:32 PM
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I doubt RadioShack (or anyplace, for that matter) will have a 12v power adapter with that kind of amperage.  I remember looking for one a while ago, and couldn't find anything in town.  Ended up buying a specialized transformer off eBay.

I'd go the PSU route that BFL suggests.  Or just get a new Chinese special from BFL themselves.
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May 29, 2012, 06:23:38 PM
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Cablez makes excellent quality PCI-e power adapters for BFL singles:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74397.0

thank you for this link...  damn little bricks are hot as hell.

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May 29, 2012, 08:11:31 PM
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To clarify...  yes, power bricks are absolutely covered by warranty.  We don't make them, but we cover them nonetheless.  Just write office@butterflylabs.com and Jody will take care of you right away.

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